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National Science Foundation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. Its medical counterpart is the National Institutes of Health. With an annual budget of about US$6.87 billion (fiscal year 2010), the NSF funds approximately 20% of all federally supported basic research conducted by the United States' colleges and universities.[2] In some fields, such as mathematics, computer science, economics and the social sciences, the NSF is the major source of federal backing.

The NSF's director, deputy director, and the 24 members of the National Science Board (NSB)[3] are appointed by the President of the United States, and confirmed by the United States Senate. The director and deputy director are responsible for administration, planning, budgeting and day-to-day operations of the foundation, while the NSB meets six times a year to establish its overall policies.

Although many other federal research agencies operate their own laboratories, notable examples being the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NSF does not. Instead, it seeks to fulfill its mission chiefly by issuing competitive, limited-term grants in response to specific proposals from the research community. (The NSF also makes some contracts.) Some proposals are solicited, and some are not; the NSF funds both kinds.

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nsf.gov - Funding - International Research Fellowship Program - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

nsf.gov - Funding - International Research Fellowship Program - US National Science Foundation (NSF) | National Science Foundation | Scoop.it
#INTAD International research fellowship program from National Science Foundation.http://t.co/oqtFosnn
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Evolution of Evolution - 150 Years of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species"

Wrong @Prophecy_YEC says National #Science Foundation --> http://t.co/4nMQ7HwU @FaithInScience1 @earthforce_1 @MsGrumpy #evolution
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Save the Green Bank Telescope |

Save the Green Bank Telescope - (The National Science Foundation considering closing Green Bank Telescope. Thumbs down, NSF. http://t.co/J4vlaRvS)
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